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Cheap funky little light
Ikea Grono Lamp
Member Name: europe-chick
Ikea Grono Lamp
Advantages: cheap, works well with any decor
Disadvantages: glass - so be carefull - safety
I'm a huge fan of Ikea lighting, I think that the variety and quality, and the prices are excellent.
I'm forever buying lamps from Ikea and then dotting them all over the house, it's a good job we live in a big house with lots of rooms!
My husband actually chose this table lamp as a bedside lamp, we only bought the one as I wanted to check the amount of light it gave off to read with first. I've made the mistake with previous lamps from Ikea that didn't give off enough light to read by.
The Grono table lamp is £4.49. It is 10cm x 10cm, and 22cm high.
The Grono range also has a set of 2 table lamps available as well for £12.99. These are larger in size, and there are 2 different sizes in the set, one is 12cm x 12 cm and 28cm high, and the other is 14cm x 14cm and 35cm high.
As with all Ikea lighting you do need to buy the light bulbs seperately. Each size of Grono table lamp takes 1 lightbulb.
There is a small amount of self assembly required with this lamp, but it is literally inserting the cord into the hole in the glass base, and then attaching the part that holds the light bulb onto this and screwing them both together.
The Grono table light is made of white opaque frosted glass, it is quite thick glass and so it is fairly heavy, but even so I think that if you were to knock it over I think that it would probably smash. It stands on 4 little soft pads so that it doesn't scratch your table, and it has a groove cut out of the bottom that the power cord sits inside so that it doesn't topple over. The power cord itself is quite long, 2m, and the switch to turn the lamp on and off is located near the base of the lamp.
The Grono lamp does give off enough light to read by as a bedside lamp, I think that this is probably due to the fact that the top of the lamp is open. Although is is bright enough to read by, it isn't too bright, it is still quite a soft background mood light.
Although it worked as a bedside lamp I haven't gone and bought another matching one, I've actually moved it to another room now. I was a little bit wary about the safety aspects of it, we have bedside tables with glass tops and I didn't like the whole glass on glass thing going on. I had visions of one of us knocking it over and smashing both the lamp and the glass top of the bedside table.
I did actually like the lamp itself though, and I have bought the matching 2 lamp Grono set, I just use them all in a room where I think that they will be safer.
It is a a clean, simple and sleek, but quite funky looking lamp. It will go well with any decor and in any room.
Summary: Cheap funky little light
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